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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Repair and buff tyres 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115061  Repair and buff tyres 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the tyre manufacturing field who have to repair surface defects on tyres after the manufacturing process. Qualifying learners are able to identify the types of repair required and to perform repairs and buff tyres as part of the final finish of the product. The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Quality Checking and Finishing of Manufactured Tyres (NQF Level 2) and related qualifications. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for activities below, at and above this level. The credits assigned to it are based on the assumption that I am learning what is needed for this unit standard as part of an integrated learning programme for a range of related unit standards. If I have experience in these related activities but do not have credits for them, I can obtain credits by being assessed through a process that recognises prior learning. If I do not have such experience of related activities, then my learning time will be increased. I can choose to be assessed and obtain credits against those other unit standards as I make progress towards the outcomes of this unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes determine the scope and level of this unit standard.

The learner should be able to work with minimal supervision and according to worksite and manufacturer specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation.

Work is generally, but not exclusively, carried out in a team environment. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify type of repair required and select appropriate tools, equipment and materials. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Repairs include blisters, voids, incorrect or spoilt markings, etc. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Results achieved
  • All defects on tyres are repaired effectively and efficiently.

    Indicators:
  • Correct repair method and material is used for each type of defect.
  • Method of curing is appropriate for type of repair.
  • Repair procedure is followed.
  • Repaired tyres meet quality requirements.
  • Repaired tyres are sorted by size and style.
  • Tools and equipment are kept in good working condition.
  • Records and reports are clear and accurate.
  • Work is performed safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment.

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Curing of repaired defects.
  • Various types of repairs and repair materials.
  • Equipment for various sizes and types of tyres.
  • Poor repair. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare defective area for repair. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • All defects on tyres are repaired effectively and efficiently.

    Indicators:
  • Correct repair method and material is used for each type of defect.
  • Method of curing is appropriate for type of repair.
  • Repair procedure is followed.
  • Repaired tyres meet quality requirements.
  • Repaired tyres are sorted by size and style.
  • Tools and equipment are kept in good working condition.
  • Records and reports are clear and accurate.
  • Work is performed safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment.

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Curing of repaired defects.
  • Various types of repairs and repair materials.
  • Equipment for various sizes and types of tyres.
  • Poor repair. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Repair defective area. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Repairing includes applying material, buffing and trimming excess material. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • All defects on tyres are repaired effectively and efficiently.

    Indicators:
  • Correct repair method and material is used for each type of defect.
  • Method of curing is appropriate for type of repair.
  • Repair procedure is followed.
  • Repaired tyres meet quality requirements.
  • Repaired tyres are sorted by size and style.
  • Tools and equipment are kept in good working condition.
  • Records and reports are clear and accurate.
  • Work is performed safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment.

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Curing of repaired defects.
  • Various types of repairs and repair materials.
  • Equipment for various sizes and types of tyres.
  • Poor repair. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Cure the applied material. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Curing includes placing in a mould or autoclave and carry out curing process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • All defects on tyres are repaired effectively and efficiently.

    Indicators:
  • Correct repair method and material is used for each type of defect.
  • Method of curing is appropriate for type of repair.
  • Repair procedure is followed.
  • Repaired tyres meet quality requirements.
  • Repaired tyres are sorted by size and style.
  • Tools and equipment are kept in good working condition.
  • Records and reports are clear and accurate.
  • Work is performed safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment.

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Curing of repaired defects.
  • Various types of repairs and repair materials.
  • Equipment for various sizes and types of tyres.
  • Poor repair. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Remove tyre from autoclave or mould, buff, sort and palletize. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • All defects on tyres are repaired effectively and efficiently.

    Indicators:
  • Correct repair method and material is used for each type of defect.
  • Method of curing is appropriate for type of repair.
  • Repair procedure is followed.
  • Repaired tyres meet quality requirements.
  • Repaired tyres are sorted by size and style.
  • Tools and equipment are kept in good working condition.
  • Records and reports are clear and accurate.
  • Work is performed safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment.

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Curing of repaired defects.
  • Various types of repairs and repair materials.
  • Equipment for various sizes and types of tyres.
  • Poor repair. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Replace used repair material, clean work area and care for tools and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • All defects on tyres are repaired effectively and efficiently.

    Indicators:
  • Correct repair method and material is used for each type of defect.
  • Method of curing is appropriate for type of repair.
  • Repair procedure is followed.
  • Repaired tyres meet quality requirements.
  • Repaired tyres are sorted by size and style.
  • Tools and equipment are kept in good working condition.
  • Records and reports are clear and accurate.
  • Work is performed safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment.

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Curing of repaired defects.
  • Various types of repairs and repair materials.
  • Equipment for various sizes and types of tyres.
  • Poor repair. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Record data on repaired tyres and report incidents and faults. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • All defects on tyres are repaired effectively and efficiently.

    Indicators:
  • Correct repair method and material is used for each type of defect.
  • Method of curing is appropriate for type of repair.
  • Repair procedure is followed.
  • Repaired tyres meet quality requirements.
  • Repaired tyres are sorted by size and style.
  • Tools and equipment are kept in good working condition.
  • Records and reports are clear and accurate.
  • Work is performed safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment.

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Curing of repaired defects.
  • Various types of repairs and repair materials.
  • Equipment for various sizes and types of tyres.
  • Poor repair. 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assuror who has jurisdiction over this field of learning. My assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.
    I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.
    I will be assessed in the workplace but I can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.
    I can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1.
    Names, locations, functions of:
  • Equipment, tools and materials.
  • Defects.
  • Sizes and types of tyres.
  • Location of repair materials and equipment.

    2.
    Purpose of:
  • Equipment, tools and materials.
  • Buffing and repairing.
  • Curing time and temperatures.

    3.
    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Cured tyres.
  • Repair methods and materials.
  • Basic properties of rubber.
  • Curing methods.

    4.
    Sensory cues:
  • Related to visual defects.
  • Related to repair and curing process.

    5.
    Processes and events:
  • Preparation process.
  • Repair process.
  • Curing process.

    6.
    Causes and effects, implications of:
  • Poor repair and curing.
  • Poor reporting.
  • Poor housekeeping.

    7.
    Procedures and techniques:
  • Safety, housekeeping and environmental procedures.
  • Company procedures.
  • Cleaning and repairing the defective area.
  • Curing.

    8.
    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Safety standards
  • Quality standards
  • Company policies related to repairing.
  • Company policies related to safety, the environment and health.

    9.
    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Basic knowledge of rubber and tyre behaviour.
  • Underpinning scientific concepts, eg heat, abrasion.

    10.
    Relationships, systems:
  • Role of repairing defects in the tyre manufacturing process
  • Quality, safety and production systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.
  • Identify and report repair and equipment problems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.
  • Interact with members of workgroup. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities.
  • Use resources and time effectively.
  • Work consistently following a procedure. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Record production information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.
  • Communicate problems to workgroup members and supervisor. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically.
  • Use tools, equipment and materials.
  • Apply curing process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems.
  • Explain the relationship between quality of repair and safety of end product. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Supplementary Information:

    Determination of credits:

    Activity
    Classroom learning 20 Hours
    On-the-job learning 40 Hours
    Self directed learning 10 Hours
    Coaching required 10 Hours
    Other 0
    Total 80 Hours 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48800   National Certificate: Quality Checking and Finishing of Manufactured Tyres  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  79408   National Certificate: Polymer Compound Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Brits Plant (BRITS) (TP) 
    2. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Isando Branch (ISANDO) (TP) 
    3. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - PE Plant (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    4. Continental Tyres SA (Pty) Ltd (NEW BRIGHTON) (TP) 
    5. Goodyear SA (Pty) Ltd (UITENHAGE) (TP) 
    6. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    7. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    8. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 



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